Greetings Commodore friends, here are the highlights from our June 3, 2011 Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting:

  • Commodore PET computers: 2001 and 8032
  • Various Amiga computers: 500, 1000, 2000 HD, 3000, 4000
  • Jeri Ellsworth C64 Direct-to-TV (C64DTV)
  • Enjoyed some game time on the Commodore 64
  • John Hancock’s Memorex VIS Video Information System
  • Played 100’s of VIC-20 games using the VIC 20 Mega-Cart
  • Multiple Commodore hardware and software presentations
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment
  • A lot of buy, sell, trade and free deals took place
  • Previewed upcoming Vectrex homebrew game

Now to check out some pictures showing all the fun and excitement members, guests and friends had at the Commodore computer club meeting. Enjoy!

First off we have the highly sought after MSD SD-2 disk drive, gold label VIC-20, Commodore 64 with JiffyDOS and the C64 Direct-to-TV designed by Portland, Oregon local Jeri Ellsworth:

MSD SD-2, VIC-20, C64, C64DTV - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 2000HD computer with CD-ROM drive, Amiga two-button mouse, two 3.5″ double density floppy disk drives and users guide in mint shape:

Amiga 2000 - Commodore Computer Club

Vintage 1981 CBM PET model 8032 computer with 12″ inch monochromatic green screen and external CN2 cassette unit:

PET 8032 with CN2 cassette unit - Commodore Computer Club

Club members, guests and friends socializing at the meeting. We are really fortunate to have such a thriving member base for the PDX Commodore computer club in Vancouver, WA:

Members and Guests - Commodore Computer Club

More Amiga love with another Amiga 2000, Commodore 1942 color monitor and also an Amiga A4000 with CD-ROM drive as well:

Amiga 2000HD and 4000 - Commodore Computer Club

Fully restored Commodore PET 8032, CN2 Datasette, a super clean PET 2001 with SFD-1001 disk drive and a nice upgraded Amiga 2000 HD computer:

PET 8032, PET 2001, Amiga 2000HD - Commodore Computer Club

Members, guests and Commodore friends having a good time at the monthly meeting enjoying tasty Pied Piper food, playing games and talking:

Members and Guests - Commodore Computer Club

John Hancock doing his VIS Video Information System presentation for Commodore computer club members:

John Hancock with VIS Video Information System - Commodore Computer Club

Watching the Video Information Systems (VIS) presentation by John Hancock:

John Hancock with Video Information System - Commodore Computer Club

Tinker time with various Commodore computer hardware and accessories:

Tinker Time - Commodore Computer Club

Another picture showing club members having a great time at the meeting. If you have the means, come on down to our next Commodore users group meeting:

Club members - Commodore Computer Club

Ivan giving his brother-in-law a brief history on all the different Commodore computers being showcased at the meeting:

Commodore History Lesson - Commodore Computer Club

Looking under the hood of the Commodore PET 8032. This piece of Commodore history was fully restored inside and out. It’s minty fresh:

PET 8032 - Commodore Computer Club

Playing some games on the C64DTV. This awesome piece of Commodore hardware was designed by Portland, Oregon local Jeri Ellsworth:

C64DTV Game Time - Commodore Computer Club

Check it out, Amiga 1000’s stacked up. Pretty cool! Technically we call Ivan’s multiple Amiga 1000 computer setup a tower of power with a side of Atari 2600 cartridges :)

Amiga 1000 - Commodore Computer Club

Playing a little game of Congo Bongo on the VIC-20 computer using the Mega-Cart, the ultimate cartridge for any VIC 20:

VIC-20 Congo Bongo VIC 20 Mega-Cart - Commodore Computer Club

Programming on the vintage Commodore Business Machine PET 8032 computer:

Programming PET 8032 - Commodore Computer Club

A neat little PET 8032 trivia game programmed by a Commodore computer club member. It was saved and loaded from tape to achieve full retro goodness at the meeting:

PET 8032 Triva Game - Commodore Computer Club

Giant plastic tub of C64 game cartridges, Commodore 1702 monitor displaying the Mega-Cart menu screen, VIC-20, box of 5.25″ floppy disks and a C= 1541 disk drive with JiffyDOS:

VIC-20 Mega Cart menu screen - Commodore Computer Club

Up close and personal with the VIC-20 Mega-Cart box and artwork. If you have the means, you really need to pick up a VIC-20 Mega Cartridge:

VIC 20 Mega-Cart box - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Users Group and Club members from the greater Portland, OR metropolitan area discussing the various vintage PET computers at the meeting:

Discussions - Commodore Computer Club

Game time at the Commodore computer club users group meeting in PDX Vancouver, WA. The Vectrex, VIC-20, Commodore 64 and C64 Direct-to-TV all getting a lot of gameplay:

Game Time - Commodore Computer Club

As usual, club members, friends and guests are all smiles at the Commodore Computer Club:

Club members - Commodore Computer Club

Comparing the Commodore 1541 disk drive to the Indus GT disk drive. Other then having a cool display on it, the Indus GT drive works just like a 1541:

1541 and Indus GT disk drives - Commodore Computer Club

Setting up a new hard drive for a Commodore Amiga 3000. Gotta love tinker time at the Commodore computer club:

Amiga 3000 - Commodore Computer Club

A little more Commodore enthusiast hacking and tinker time with a 1942 monitor, Amiga 2000 and Amiga 4000 computers:

1942 Monitor, Amiga 2000 and 4000 with CD-ROM - Commodore Computer Club

The retro game Wizard of Wor – a club favorite – being played on the Commodore 64 computer:

Commodore 64 Wizard of Wor - Commodore Computer Club

A wonderful how-to presentation on getting a SCSI hard drive interface working on your Commodore Amiga 1000 computer:

Amiga 1000 SCSI hard drive interface presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Earl Evans from the Retrobits Podcast watching the SCSI hard drive interface being showcased during Ivan’s presentation:

SCSI hard drive Amiga 1000 presentation - Commodore Computer Club

More club members, guests and friends watch and listen to the Amiga 1000 SCSI hard drive presentation:

Amiga 1000 SCSI hard drive presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Thanks to a donation by the Recycled Gamer, we now have a 9″ Sony Trinitron TV which is perfect to use with the C64DTV:

C64DTV Sony Trinitron - Commodore Computer Club

Donkey Kong being played on the VIC-20 and Robotron 2084 being played on the Commodore 64 (C64) computer:

VIC-20 Donkey Kong, C64 Robotron 2084 - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore 64 Robotron 2084 game title screen being displayed on a 1702 monitor:

Commodore 64 Robotron 2084 title screen - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s a nice up close picture of the Amiga 4000. This is such a nice Commodore machine:

Amiga 4000 with CD-ROM - Commodore Computer Club

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Commodore Computer Club meeting. It’s greatly appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday July 1, 2011, so be sure to write it down on your calendar. We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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